Ed Cowan

  • Australia cut Cowan, Wade from contracts list March 31, 2014

    Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up. The 25-year-old Hughes has been dropped three times since his 2009 Test debut against South Africa and may count...
  • Khawaja fails again as Australia draw with Lions August 18, 2013

    London: Under-pressure Australia batsman Usman Khawaja suffered another low score as the tourists warmed-up for next week's final Ashes Test with a draw against the second-string England Lions on Saturday. Australia's lack of top-order runs has been a key reason in their falling 3-0 behind against England in the five-match Ashes...
  • Australia's Ashes squad: A player-by-player profile July 9, 2013

    As Australia and England get ready to lock horns in the much awaited Ashes 2013 series, here's a look at the players who will be Australia's men in charge heading into the historic tournament. Michael Clarke (Captain) Right-handed batsman Age: 32 Tests: 92 Batting average: 52.33 Clarke's form with the bat since replacing Ricky...
  • We hope Clarke gets fit for fourth Test: Cowan March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Australia's Test opener Ed Cowan on Wednesday backed Shane Watson to lead the team in the fourth and the final match against India if skipper Michael Clarke is unfit. An out-of-form Watson has been in the centre of controversy after he was sidelined from the third Test in...
  • Cowan hits back at Chappell for questioning his opening spot March 16, 2013

    Mohali: It seems that Australian opener Ed Cowan had been waiting for an opportune moment to hit back at his critics as after his 86-run knock against India here, he said he did not care about the likes of former captain Ian Chappell questioning his Test credentials. "I'm going to have...
  • 3rd Test, day 2: Jadeja, Ishant reduce Australia to 273 for 7 March 15, 2013

    Mohali: From 139 for 0 - their best start all tour - Australia were pulled back to 273 for 7 by stumps on a long second day at the PCA Stadium. Once again it was spin that produced most of the wickets, with Ravindra Jadeja excelling with 3 for 56...
  • Warner urges selectors to keep faith in Cowan and him March 11, 2013

    Chandigarh: Australia's opener David Warner said if persisted with, he and Ed Cowan could turn into a formidable opening pair for the Ashes series against England later this year. "Looking forward to the Ashes, we know each other's game. Ed is patient, he leaves very well, especially in our conditions,...
  • Pujara questions Australia's ability to play spin March 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: Playing spinners is one of the most vital attributes of Cheteshwar Pujara's batting and he displayed that in abundance in the first innings of the Hyderabad Test, scoring his second double hundred in only his 11th Test match on Monday. But the 25-year-old could not say the same about...
  • Turning track provided good practice, says Ed Cowan February 12, 2013

    Chennai: Board President's XI spinners led by Parveez Rasool wreaked havoc as they bowled out Australia for a meagre 241 in the warm-up match Tuesday, but Australia opener Ed Cowan feels the turning track has actually provided his team a good practice ahead of the upcoming Test series. "It was fantastic...
  • Clarke not sure about Test batting lineup against India February 12, 2013

    Sydney: Skipper Michael Clarke is still unsure about where Shane Watson will fit into the Australian batting order as flies out for a four-Test series in India. Australian vice-captain Watson wants to return as an opener now that he's available only as a specialist batsman, but that would mean breaking up...
  • Ed Cowan confident of thwarting Indian spinners February 10, 2013

    Chennai: Sounding a warning, Australian opener Edward Cowan on Sunday said they have enough batting firepower to blunt the Indian spinners in the upcoming four-Test series, beginning February 22. India have three frontline spinners, including R Aswhin, Pragyan Ojha and comeback-man Harbhajan Singh, in the squad to counter the Australian...
  • Cowan excited at opening with Warner December 23, 2012

    Ed Cowan believes his partnership with swashbuckling left-hander David Warner at the top of the order is a work in progress which could turn out to be a long and fruitful one for Australia. Cowan, who has opened in 11 Tests alongside Warner, said the duo were trying to get to...
  • 1st Test, Aus vs SL: SL end day 4 at 65 for 2 chasing 393 to win December 17, 2012

    Hobart: Australia lead Sri Lanka by 328 runs heading into the final day of the first Test, setting the tourists a challenging victory target before restricting them to a second-innings 65-2. Australia captain Michael Clarke helped his side to 278-9 and a target of 393 before Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc...
  • 1st Test: Australia 299/4 at stumps on Day 1 December 14, 2012

    Hobart: Phil Hughes top-scored on his return to Australia's Test team, hitting 86 as the hosts finished Friday's opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on 299 for 4. Brought back after a year's absence to replace the retired Ricky Ponting at No. 3, Hughes was even on course...
  • Ponting's contribution will be missed: Cowan December 11, 2012

    Ponting absence keenly felt, says opener Cowan Melbourne: Ricky Ponting's retirement has left a big leadership void in Australia's Test side and other players will have to step up and lead by example in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, according to opening batsman Ed Cowan. "[He's] the greatest Australian batsman...
  • Team showed a lot of character after day one: Clarke November 13, 2012

    Brisbane: Australia skipper Michael Clarke praised his team's character after they fought back from a miserable start to the first Test against South Africa to a position where they were eyeing and unlikely victory on Tuesday. Clarke's imperious 259 not out fired Australia's recovery and although ultimately the South Africans...
  • Michael Clarke believes victory still possible November 12, 2012

    Brisbane: Captain Michael Clarke said positive batting had been the key to his unbeaten double century and Australia's remarkable turnaround of fortunes in the first Test against South Africa on Monday. Clarke came to the wicket with his side under the cosh at 40 for three in reply to South...
  • Aus vs SA, day four: Clarke double ton puts hosts in the lead November 12, 2012

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke produced his third double-century this year and reached 1,000 runs for 2012 with a defiant unbeaten 218 on Monday, continuing his exemplary batting form since becoming Australia captain to guide the hosts to a first-innings lead against top-ranked South Africa. Clarke posted his 20th career Test century and...
  • Cowan hits century on county debut July 13, 2012

    London: Ed Cowan sent a message to Australia's selectors as the opener marked his County Championship debut for Gloucestershire with a century on the second day against Essex at Cheltenham on Thursday. With the Australian batsmen enduring a torrid time during their recent 4-0 thrashing in the one-day international series against...
  • Pay dispute over, CA contracts 17 players June 22, 2012

    Melbourne: Test opener Ed Cowan has been overlooked in Cricket Australia's revamped list of 17 centrally contracted players named on Friday. CA has cut its contracted players from 25 to 17, but with the ability to upgrade others if performance warrants. While Cowan missed out, out-of-favor paceman Mitchell Johnson was awarded...
  • Cowan goes on attack to defend Ponting April 26, 2012

    Roseau: Ed Cowan sprang to the defence of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting after both had scored half-centuries to put the Aussies in a commanding position in the third and final Test against West Indies. Cowan made 55 - his third Test half-century since making his debut against India in late...
  • Cowan remains positive despite poor form April 20, 2012

    Port of Spain: When Australian selectors meet to select a team, opener Ed Cowan is most likely to lose his place because of poor form, but he remains positive about his own game. "I feel like my game is in good order. There's a big difference between being out of runs...
  • Australia can risk defeat to win: Cowan April 19, 2012

    Port of Spain: Australia were confident they could still win the second Test against West Indies despite losing most of the fourth day on Wednesday to rain. Australia's hopes of pushing for a series-clinching victory were thwarted by a torrential storm at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad. Most of...
  • 2nd Test: Aus lead WI by 127 runs on Day 4 April 19, 2012

    Port-of-Spain: Fast bowler Kemar Roach claimed 3 for 27 here on Wednesday as the West Indies rebounded from conceding a first innings lead of 54 to reduce Australia to 73 for 3 on a rain-ruined fourth day of the second Test at the Queen's Park Oval. Australia go into the final...
  • 2nd Test: Australia crawl on opening day April 16, 2012

    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: All-rounder Shane Watson hit a composed 56 on Sunday to help Australia reach 208 for 5 at close on the opening day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval. Watson struck seven fours off 172 balls in 220 minutes, while captain Michael...
  • Aus beat West Indies XI in a tour match April 5, 2012

    Bridgetown: Former skipper Ricky Ponting (25 not out) and opener Ed Cowan (28 not out) guided Australia to a comfortable eight-wicket win over the West Indies President's XI on Wednesday in a warm-up match ahead of the three-match Test series. Australia needed only an hour to overhaul the home side's paltry...